It is nearly Mother’s Day again. A day I look forward to with great pleasure. The one day I get to sleep late (sort of) and get coffee in bed. The day that is just for me. Birthdays are fun, but with people popping in for coffee, birthdays can be hard work. That is why I love Mother’s Day. I get to just relax. The whole day. Well, most of the day anyway. In order to help my husband John (and a few others) with some Mother’s Day gift ideas, I put together a few beautiful items that I would not mind getting on this special day (hint hint John).
Category: Whisky & Spirits Lifestyle (Page 2 of 8)
Gin and Tonic is all the rage right now. And I predict, for the foreseeable future, it will continue to grow. Gin is great. I love the taste of the juniper and angelica root. There is something in my Dutch ancestry that finds these smells strangely comforting. Might be that the smell remind me of my grandfathers beloved glass of jenever. What ever the reason, gin is here to stay and it is great. Everywhere you see recipes for the perfect Gin and Tonic. But is tonic the only way to drink gin? Are there different ways to drink gin?
Since its discovery about 5 000 years ago, silver has been regarded as valuable. This shiny precious metal, first mined in Turkey, have continued to mesmerize human beings over time. It was easily mined, fairly plentiful and non reactive enough to use as coinage, but rare enough to have, and keep, its value. Silver is ductile and can be stretched into a strand thinner than a human hair. It is malleable and loved by artists for its ability to be shaped into amazing art.
The invite said Bar Ber Black Sheep… My first thought … spelling error? The song is BaBa black sheep. But Google quickly corrected me and directed me to Rosebanks’ new hip and happening spot. Park Corner, a new development on the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Bolton Road in Johannesburg. A barber and a bar combined. A place to meet up with some friends and get a haircut. All in 1 afternoon. Quirky, but quite cool. The function was the American Whisky tasting and food pairing experience with Brown Forman’s American Whiskey ambassador Cam Dawson together with Jack Daniel’s and Woodford Reserve.
I love twitter tastings. It is an opportunity to taste really interesting whiskies. Imagine my delight when Whisky Brother sent out a tweet asking people who are interested in an anCnoc twitter tasting to email him. My email was sent in a flash! Twitter tastings are fun makes me feel like a kid in a candy store. And this WhiskyBrother anCnoc Twitter Tasting is going to be something really special. Not only will we have the opportunity to try the 12 yo, but also the 18 yo and the 24 yo.